#JillScott is involved in even more legal trouble, Roommates! Mister Mann Frisby, a former writer for the #DailyNews and #Inquisitor, is suing the singer for allegedly stealing an idea he had for greeting cards.
Frisby claims that he and Scott were friends and that he had pitched the idea of using her song lyrics in greeting cards for Hallmark ten years ago. According to a lawsuit he filed on Thursday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, Frisby says that they had agreed to a 50-50 split if he could nab a deal with the greeting card company.
Scott announced back in January 2017 that she was coming out with her own Hallmark greeting card line featuring lyrics from twenty of her songs. According to the Associated Press, Scott said that she was following in the footsteps of #MayaAngelou who she says inspired her to “create cards I felt represented things a sista would say.”
Scott has reportedly met with Hallmark five years prior, however “it wasn’t until last year both parties met and she displayed her idea,” the Associated Press reports.
Frisby is accusing Scott of breaching an oral agreement that they had by lying about her keeping the “deal on hold, circumventing him, and securing the Hallmark deal without telling him,” according to Philly.Com.
He’s seeking $50,000 in damages as well as 50 percent if her profits from the greeting card deal with Hallmark.